Charities Supported Recently

The charities that appear on this page are just a few of the many we have been proud to support recently. Please see their testimonials below.

North Clwyd Animal Rescue

North Clwyd Animal Rescue have had a fantastic relationship with the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust for many years. Without their financial support and some expert advice from one of their trustees, North Clwyd Animal Rescue would not be the charity we are today. NCAR started off as a small family run rescue and over the past 40 years we have grown from strength to strength, developing into one of the largest rescues in North Wales and the North West of England. We now help and rehome over 1900 animals every year, providing safety, warmth and a loving home for unwanted, stray and abandoned animals. Our main aim is to get all our animal residents into loving forever homes, and we always give every animal the second chance they deserve. Without the support of the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust over the years we would not have been able to improve our charity and facilities as much as we have and we will be forever grateful to them.

Doris Banham Dog Rescue

There are no words to adequately describe our gratitude to The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust for your extremely generous donation for 5 quarantine kennels. Every day we see first-hand the massive difference these kennels make and the hundreds and hundreds of lives they save. The transformation of this young, abused and distraught x-breeding bitch is just one example of what your kennels have achieved. We would not be able to carry out our life-saving work without the support of dedicated and compassionate organisations such as yourselves and we are so very privileged to receive your support. Thank you from the bottom of the hearts of everyone at Doris Banham Dog Rescue and all the dogs who are alive today because of you.

Horse Sense Wirral

Horse Sense Wirral is an animal charity based in Wirral in the North West. Most of the horses we take in have been abandoned and left to starve, and all but given up on life. With over 250 rescues to date from hamsters to horses, we believe all animals deserve a full stomach, a warm bed and lots of tlc. We run solely on donations with nobody taking a wage or expenses so that every penny goes to the welfare of the animals. We can’t thank the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust enough, having supported our charity several times, with grants towards our running costs and veterinary bills. We are forever grateful.

Phoenix Bird of Prey Rescue

Phoenix bird of prey rescue is a charity dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wild birds of prey across Norfolk and Suffolk. We needed to expand our hospital facility and asked the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust for help to purchase our new hospital cages. A donation of £3,000 was given which purchased the hospital crates for the new hospital. Since the hospital has been built it has not had a day empty and we feel the cages have made a real difference to the rehabilitation of these birds seeing our success rate double. A big thank you from the Phoenix rescue team.

Local Branches of Cats Protection

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust has kindly supported the work of Cats Protection over many years, and this generosity has made a huge difference to our volunteer-led branches. Grants have included assistance with veterinary costs so that the cats in our care can receive essential checks and treatment to ensure they are fit and well, in preparation for homing; stray and feral cat neutering, where there is no owner to take responsibility for the cats’ welfare needs; and reduced price neutering campaigns to help hard-pressed families get their pet cats neutered and thereby prevent unplanned litters being born and cats relinquished.

These grants have enabled branches to carry out important cat welfare work in some of the UK’s most deprived areas. As a result hundreds of cats have been given the chance of a healthy and happy life, whether it be as a companion in a loving home or free-living as a feral. Thank you so much for making this possible.

The Seal Protection Action Group

We are extremely grateful to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust for their kind support in creating the first Mobile Seal Rescue Unit here in the UK.

The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) wanted to complement its campaign work with the rescue and rehabilitation of the many injured, sick and orphaned animals found around our coasts each year. Unfortunately seal casualties are increasing year on year, overwhelming local volunteer resources, and often resulting in the long distance transport of already stressed animals to facilities that may be hundreds of miles and many hours away in either Norfolk, Cornwall or Scotland. To address this the SPAG wants to create a network of special Mobile Seal Rescue Units to reduce the current need for stressful and dangerous long distance transport of sick and injured animals to treatment centres, while increasing capacity to treat and release animals locally, close to where they were found.

Thanks to a grant from the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust, the first Mobile Seal Rescue Unit began operating in the north-east of England where there is a large seal population centred around the Farne Islands. During the grey seal pupping season, the Unit has already been able to take in and treat many abandoned, malnourished and dehydrated seal pups and return them quickly to the wild. The Unit has also acted as a holding facility for animals needing longer term care until space is found at specialist centres elsewhere.

Worldwide Veterinary Service

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust has supported Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) since 2007 – and their assistance to our work has been invaluable. We really cannot express our thanks enough for the difference the funds have made to our work and the incredible opportunity the support from the Trust has given us to help thousands of animals in desperate need.

Over the last 11 years the support from the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust has helped WVS to carry out many projects including;

  • Veterinary training in Nepal
  • Emergency veterinary team to assist a charity in Botswana dealing with a massive outbreak of distemper
  • Spay/Neuter campaign in Malaysia
  • Spay/Neuter and treatment clinic on Paxos
  • Emergency veterinary teams to support the rescue of hundreds of dogs in Thailand confiscated from the dog meat trade
  • Building of a wildlife veterinary clinic in Zambia
  • Parcel Appeal: Sending vital veterinary medicines and equipment to assist animal welfare charities around the globe.

In June 2017 we were honoured to receive a grant of £10,000 from the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust to support the work of our International Training Centre and Canine Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The funds so generously donated were used to buy veterinary medicines, consumables and surgical equipment for a variety of projects run from the Centre including veterinary training, spay/neuter campaigns and community outreach. The funds also enabled us to purchase vital veterinary supplies to ensure the team were well equipped to provide the best care and treatment for the many emergency cases presented to the team each month.

Ape Action Africa

Ape Action Africa is a conservation sanctuary for primates in Cameroon, one of the last places on earth where gorillas and chimpanzees still exist in the wild. We rescue and heal innocent victims of human cruelty and give them a new chance to thrive in the lush – and safe – Mefou forest. These precious individuals arrive suffering from injury, disease, malnutrition, dehydration and psychological trauma. Our veterinary and care teams – local nationals and volunteers alike – provide comprehensive treatment around the clock until he or she is not only stabilized but has fully recovered and can safely join a social group of his or her own kind. We are extremely grateful for the exceptional support of £10,000 from Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust in 2018 for running costs.

The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust

We are a very small charity and have received several grants from the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust which have enabled us to expand and develop our animal welfare programme. In addition to providing much needed treatment for the animals with over 100,000 animals treated, we feel it is very important to educate the owners and we train Gambian paravets, farriers and harness makers to ensure sustainability. In just 16 years we have seen a big change. The youth of The Gambia have embraced the concept of animal welfare and we now have the first ever very proactive group of Animal Advocates.The University, Colleges, Schools and even the Police all include animal welfare in their training. A great deal has been achieved thanks to the kind support of the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust.

Twinkle Trust Animal Aid

Twinkle Trust Animal Aid was granted £5,000 by Jean Sainsbury Welfare Trust in 2018. With this tremendous help Twinkle wasted no time in organising and carrying out a campaign of trapping, neutering and releasing of stray and feral cats in Fuerteventura. With the help of regular UK and Spanish volunteers we have achieved a great deal. We have neutered and treated more than 180 cats over the past few months plus carried out many life saving operations in addition to helping many more cats and kittens that were in need of urgent vet treatment or safe new homes. In what can be very challenging situations our little team can achieve miracles and make a difference to the lives and well being of many cats and kittens. We thank Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust for helping us to help the animals.